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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 03-070

National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Preindustrial Cultural History

Exhibition Records, 1953-1975

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Preindustrial Cultural History
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1953-1975
Quantity: 9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 03-070
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes records that document planning for the exhibition "Growth of the United States," primarily during the years when the National Museum of History and Technology was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Peter C. Welsh, Curator; Rodris C. Roth, Curator; Anne Castrodale Golovin, Associate Curator; Margaret C. Clark, Assistant Curator; and Anthony N. B. Garvin, Consultant. Also includes exhibition proposals, scripts, floor plans, and design concepts; research and artifact information; reports; and meeting minutes.

Descriptive Entry

This accession includes records that document planning for the exhibition "Growth of the United States," primarily during the years when the National Museum of History and Technology was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Peter C. Welsh, Curator; Rodris C. Roth, Curator; Anne Castrodale Golovin, Associate Curator; Margaret C. Clark, Assistant Curator; and Anthony N. B. Garvin, Consultant. Also includes exhibition proposals, scripts, floor plans, and design concepts; research and artifact information; reports; and meeting minutes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-070, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Preindustrial Cultural History, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Growth of America: Specimens from Divisions, 1954-1957

Box 1 of 9

Memoranda: Growth of America, North Hall, 1957-1958

Box 1 of 9

Memoranda: Growth of America, 1956-1957

Box 1 of 9

Anthony Garvin: Original Concept Statements and Script

Box 1 of 9

Concept Photographs and Scripts, 1960

Box 1 of 9

Scripts for Growth of America, 1957

Box 1 of 9

Master Script for Growth of the United States (GOUS), 1959

Box 1 of 9

North Hall Specimens

Box 1 of 9

Margaret C. Clark: Correspondence and Research, 1953-1958

Box 1 of 9

Objects to be Acquired, 1960

Box 1 of 9

Correspondence and Scripts, 1958

Box 1 of 9

Specimens in GOUS, 1958

Box 1 of 9

Western Civilization in America

Box 1 of 9

Human Relations Area File, 1961-1962

Box 1 of 9

GOUS Research Ideas, circa 1960

The Civil War

Box 1 of 9

Shakers

Box 1 of 9

Agriculture

Box 1 of 9

Novel

Box 1 of 9

Declaration of Independence Desk

Box 1 of 9

Stephen Girard

Box 1 of 9

Lewis and Clark

Box 1 of 9

The Nuclear Family

Box 1 of 9

City

Box 1 of 9

Samuel F. B. Morse

Box 1 of 9

Rodris Roth's Script Introduction, circa 1960

Box 1 of 9

Rodris Roth's Scripts, circa 1960

Introduction to Ego-Centric Period,

Box 1 of 9

Science, Arts, and Speculation (Part I)

Box 1 of 9

Science, Arts, and Speculation (Part II)

Box 1 of 9

Library of Congress, circa 1960

Box 1 of 9

History of American Sports, 1963

Box 1 of 9

Tobacco Culture, 1964

Box 1 of 9

Pending Artifacts, 1959-1960

Box 1 of 9

Meeting Minutes re: GOUS Hall, 1958-1960

Box 1 of 9

Brooke Hindle: Correspondence, 1957

Box 1 of 9

Growth of America Blueprints, 1958

Box 1 of 9

Anthony Garvin: Correspondence and Notes, 1960

Box 1 of 9

Doris Borthwick: Correspondence, 1961-1965

Box 1 of 9

Anne Golovin: Correspondence, 1964-1967 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Robert R. MacDonald: Correspondence, 1966

Box 1 of 9

GOUS Hall I Correspondence/Research Notes, 1963-1970 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

GOUS Hall II Correspondence/Research Notes, 1959-1972

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Box 2 of 9

Clothing and Adornment

Box 2 of 9

Communications

Box 2 of 9

Education

Box 2 of 9

Exact Knowledge

Box 2 of 9

Fowl

Box 2 of 9

Geography and the Western Boundary

Box 2 of 9

Gravestones

Box 2 of 9

Hand Tools

Box 2 of 9

Indian and the Negro

Box 2 of 9

Law and Government

Box 2 of 9

Living Standards and Recreation

Box 2 of 9

Medicine

Box 2 of 9

Money and Wealth

Box 2 of 9

Religion

Box 2 of 9

Settlement Patterns

Box 2 of 9

Stature and Population

Box 2 of 9

Subsistence

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Tools

Box 3 of 9

Warfare

Box 3 of 9

Water and Transportation

Box 3 of 9

Weights and Measures

Box 3 of 9

GOUS Hall II Scripts, 1960-1968

Main Label for Hall

Box 3 of 9

Complete Script

Box 3 of 9

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Box 3 of 9

Clothing and Adornment

Box 3 of 9

Communications

Box 3 of 9

Deo Image in Art (religion)

Box 3 of 9

Diet and Drink

Box 3 of 9

Education

Box 3 of 9

Exact Knowledge

Box 3 of 9

Fowl

Box 3 of 9

Geography and the Western Frontier

Box 3 of 9

Indian and the Negro

Box 3 of 9

Ipswich House

Box 3 of 9

Language

Box 3 of 9

Law and Government

Box 3 of 9

Living Standards, Recreation and Fine Arts

Box 3 of 9

Medicine

Box 3 of 9

Money and Wealth

Box 3 of 9

Science and Precise Knowledge

Box 3 of 9

Settlement Patterns

Box 3 of 9

Stature and Population

Box 3 of 9

Subsistence

Box 3 of 9

Tools

Box 3 of 9

Warfare

Box 3 of 9

Water Transportation

Box 3 of 9

Weights and Measures

Box 3 of 9

GOUS Hall II Memoranda re: Museum Specimens Requested, 1960-1967

Agriculture, Division of

Box 3 of 9

American Period Costume

Box 3 of 9

Graphic Arts, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Armed Forces History, Department of

Box 3 of 9

American Ethnology, Bureau of

Box 3 of 9

Ceramics and Glass, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Ethnology, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Mammals, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Medical Sciences, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Military History, Division of

Box 3 of 9

National Collection of Fine Arts

Box 3 of 9

Philately, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Physical Sciences, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Political History, Division of

Box 3 of 9

Textiles, Division of

Box 3 of 9

GOUS Hall II General Information, 1962-1966

Correspondence re: Restoration and Replicas

Box 3 of 9

Correspondence re: Objects to be Acquired

Box 3 of 9

Correspondence (general)

Box 3 of 9

First Version of Script

Box 3 of 9

Designs

Box 3 of 9

Notes

Box 3 of 9

GOUS Hall III Correspondence/Research Notes, 1959-1974

Adornment

Box 3 of 9

Agriculture

Box 3 of 9

Art of Nature

Box 3 of 9

Architecture

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

Arts and Values

Box 4 of 9

Catlin Gallery (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Communications

Box 4 of 9

Costume and Dress

Box 4 of 9

Diet, Drink, and Indulgence

Box 4 of 9

Education

Box 4 of 9

Exposition of 1851

Box 4 of 9

Funeral Customs

Box 4 of 9

Grist Mill Wheel

Box 4 of 9

Grist Mill Wheel: Alio Mill Correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Hand Tools

Box 4 of 9

Heroes and Emblems

Box 4 of 9

Instruments of Precision

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

Land Frontier

Box 5 of 9

Land Travel and Transportation

Box 5 of 9

Law and Democratic Government

Box 5 of 9

Machine Tools

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 9

Money and Wealth

Box 5 of 9

Railroads

Box 5 of 9

Recreation

Box 5 of 9

Religion

Box 5 of 9

Science

Box 5 of 9

Sea Frontier

Box 5 of 9

Shaker

Box 5 of 9

Status

Box 5 of 9

Steam Power

Box 5 of 9

Steam Power: Pawtucket Falls

Box 5 of 9

Textiles

Box 5 of 9

Units 5, 19, 27 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Voluntary Associations

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Water Transportation

Box 6 of 9

Warfare

Box 6 of 9

GOUS Hall III Scripts, 1963-1967

Introduction

Box 6 of 9

Adornment

Box 6 of 9

Agriculture

Box 6 of 9

Architecture

Box 6 of 9

Art and Nature

Box 6 of 9

Arts and Values

Box 6 of 9

Communication

Box 6 of 9

Costume and Dress

Box 6 of 9

Diet, Drink and Indulgence

Box 6 of 9

Education

Box 6 of 9

Exposition of 1851

Box 6 of 9

Funeral Customs

Box 6 of 9

Grist Mill

Box 6 of 9

Hand Tools

Box 6 of 9

Harrel-Wheeler Bedroom

Box 6 of 9

Heroes and Emblems

Box 6 of 9

Instruments of Precision

Box 6 of 9

Land Frontier

Box 6 of 9

Land Travel/Transportation

Box 6 of 9

Law and Democratic Government

Box 6 of 9

Machine Tools

Box 6 of 9

Medicine and Health

Box 6 of 9

Money and Wealth

Box 6 of 9

Natural Man

Box 6 of 9

Railroads

Box 6 of 9

Recreation

Box 6 of 9

Religion

Box 6 of 9

Science

Box 6 of 9

Sea Frontier

Box 6 of 9

Shaker Bedroom

Box 6 of 9

Status

Box 6 of 9

Steam Power

Box 6 of 9

Textiles

Box 6 of 9

Voluntary Associations

Box 6 of 9

Water Transportation

Box 6 of 9

Warfare

Box 6 of 9

GOUS Hall III Memoranda re: Museum Specimens Requested, 1960-1975

Agriculture, Division of

Box 6 of 9

American Period Costume, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Anthropology (cultural), Division of

Box 6 of 9

Armed Forces History, Department of

Box 6 of 9

Birds, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Ceramics and Glass, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Cultural History, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Electricity, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Graphic Arts, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Mammals, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Medical Sciences, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Military History, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Musical Instruments, Division of

Box 6 of 9

National Collection of Fine Arts

Box 6 of 9

Naval History, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Numismatics, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Philately, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Physical Sciences, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Political History, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Textiles, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Transportation, Division of

Box 6 of 9

Wood, Division of

Box 6 of 9

GOUS Hall III General Information, 1959-1967

Plans and Elevations

Box 6 of 9

Background Material

Box 6 of 9

Conference with Editors and Designers

Box 6 of 9

Comments on Scripts and Designs

Box 6 of 9

Correspondence re: Objects Acquired Outside Museum

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Final Script

Box 7 of 9

Specimens Requested by Division (early list)

Box 7 of 9

Specimens Received for GOUS

Box 7 of 9

Specimens Returned from GOUS

Box 7 of 9

Specimens for Hall III Exhibited in Others Halls

Box 7 of 9

Temporarily

Box 7 of 9

Specimens (general)

Box 7 of 9

GOUS Hall IV Correspondence/Research Notes, 1959-1971

Adornment, Jewelry and Fashion

Box 7 of 9

Agriculture

Box 7 of 9

Air Travel

Box 7 of 9

Air Travel: Lindbergh

Box 7 of 9

Arid Zone

Box 7 of 9

Armed Forces

Box 7 of 9

Chemical Industries

Box 7 of 9

Civil War

Box 7 of 9

Communication

Box 7 of 9

Drink, Drug and Indulgence

Box 7 of 9

Exact Knowledge

Box 7 of 9

Fine Arts, Painting and Photography

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

GOUS Hall IV Correspondence/Research Notes, 1959-1971

Food Processing and Consumption

Box 8 of 9

Funeral Customs

Box 8 of 9

Geography and Climate

Box 8 of 9

Health and Welfare

Box 8 of 9

Human Biology and Demography

Box 8 of 9

Hunting, Fishing and Sports

Box 8 of 9

Land Transport

Box 8 of 9

Leather, Textile and Clothing

Box 8 of 9

Living Standards and Routines

Box 8 of 9

Marketing

Box 8 of 9

Marriage

Box 8 of 9

Politics

Box 8 of 9

Power

Box 8 of 9

Property

Box 8 of 9

Records

Box 8 of 9

Religion

Box 8 of 9

Settlements

Box 8 of 9

Slum in the Museum

Box 8 of 9

Stages of Life

Box 8 of 9

Standards and Precision

Box 8 of 9

Status

Box 8 of 9

Structures

Box 8 of 9

Tools

Box 8 of 9

Water Transportation

Box 8 of 9

Women

Box 8 of 9

GOUS Hall IV Scripts, 1963-1967

Adornment, Jewelry and Fashion

Box 8 of 9

Agriculture

Box 8 of 9

Air Travel

Box 8 of 9

Armed Forces

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Chemical Industries

Box 9 of 9

Civil War

Box 9 of 9

Communication

Box 9 of 9

Death and Funeral Customs

Box 9 of 9

Drink, Drug and Indulgence

Box 9 of 9

Food Processing and Consumption

Box 9 of 9

Geography and Climate

Box 9 of 9

Health and Welfare

Box 9 of 9

Human Biology and Demography

Box 9 of 9

Land Transport

Box 9 of 9

Leather, Textiles and Clothing

Box 9 of 9

Living Standards and Routines

Box 9 of 9

Marketing

Box 9 of 9

Hunting, Fishing and Sports

Box 9 of 9

Politics

Box 9 of 9

Power

Box 9 of 9

Property

Box 9 of 9

Records

Box 9 of 9

Religion

Box 9 of 9

Settlements

Box 9 of 9

Stages of Life

Box 9 of 9

Standards and Precision

Box 9 of 9

Status

Box 9 of 9

Structures

Box 9 of 9

Tools

Box 9 of 9

Water Transport

Box 9 of 9

Women

Box 9 of 9

GOUS Hall IV Memoranda re: Museum Specimens Requested, 1963-1967

General

Box 9 of 9

Agriculture, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Air Museum

Box 9 of 9

American Period Costume

Box 9 of 9

Armed Forces History, Department of

Box 9 of 9

Bureau of American Ethnology

Box 9 of 9

Ceramics and Glass, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Cultural History, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Electricity, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Ethnology, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Graphic Arts, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Land Transportation, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Light Machinery, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Mammals, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Manufactures and Heavy Industries, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Medical Sciences, Division of

Box 9 of 9

National Collection of Fine Arts

Box 9 of 9

Numismatics, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Philately, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Photography, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Physical Sciences, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Political History, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Textiles, Division of

Box 9 of 9

Water Transportation, Division of

Box 9 of 9

GOUS Hall IV General Information, 1961-1965

General Research Information

Box 9 of 9

Department of Labor

Box 9 of 9

Objects to be Acquired

Box 9 of 9

Photographs

Box 9 of 9

Comments on Scripts and Designs

Box 9 of 9

Material for Hall IV

Box 9 of 9

Reports on Submissions and Progress of Scripts

Box 9 of 9

Correspondence re: Objects Acquired Outside Museum

Box 9 of 9

Master Copy Script Outline

Box 9 of 9

GOUS Hall V General Information, 1962

Tentative Outline

Box 9 of 9

Research Material

Box 9 of 9